Winship Cancer Center Permits Filed for Nearly $500M Tower in Atlanta

Oct 2, 2019 | Cancer, Emory University, Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

A 450,000 square foot, 17-story modern tower, Emory University’s Winship Cancer Center, will occupy more than three acres along Peachtree Street. Planned next to Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper, Bank of America Plaza, the plans were submitted in the summer. 

The architects for this state-of-the art cancer center is New York-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. The tower will rise to 287 feet.

Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Emory Winship Cancer Institute is a nonprofit cancer research and patient care center based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Winship Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia.


Founded in 1937 as a gift to Emory from Coca-Cola CEO Robert W. Woodruff, he named the center after his maternal grandfather, Robert Winship, in honor of his mother, Emily Winship, who died from breast cancer. The vision was bold and ahead of its time: to create a center in Georgia that focuses on research, education and patient care.

An Elite Institution

Winship Cancer Institute is one of the top-ranked cancer programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Nurses at Emory University and Emory Saint Joseph Hospital have earned the prestigious Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.

Winship investigators conducted over 250 therapeutic clinical trials and enrolled more than 850 patients in 2018 alone. Winship has the largest unit in Georgia for Phase I clinical trials, which are key to introducing new therapies against cancer. They are one of 30 inaugural U.S. cancer centers selected as a Lead Academic Participating Site for the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The NCTN serves as the NCI’s primary infrastructure to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials.

Winship has 450 faculty and received $85.7 million in research funding reported in 2016, with $38.6 million from the NCI. Faculty include investigators in the schools of medicine, public health, and nursing, Emory College, Georgia Tech and other partner institutions.


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